Fall Fiesta Part Dos

Last year, the BOY and I had an end of summer Fiesta BBQ, and it was a BLAST!

So…we decided to do it again this year!

 

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Last night, my girlfriends, their hubby’s, and adorable kids came over for delicious Mexican fajitas, sangria, and a super fun evening!  Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate as dark skies and storms rolled in as our first guests arrived.  I was a little worried since we wouldn’t be able to play outside, and the BOY and I don’t have tons of great kids toys, but luckily Cooper gave us some cred with the 2-4 year old age group.  The kids loved him and his toys, and he did fantastic with all of his new friends.

 

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We BOY braved the rain to grill up some tender meat and chicken fajitas and we decided to roast the veggies in the oven.  The kids began the night with a few servings of blue box mac n cheese : ) 

For the first time, I made a batch of homemade salsa.

 

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A coworker gave me a HUGE bag of tomatoes from her garden, which worked out fabulously!

 

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I followed a recipe I found on My Frugal Adventure.  However, when I added the second batch of ingredients, I automatically hit ON instead of PULSE.

 

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My salsa ended up a little too watery, which was nothing my strainer couldn’t fix!

 

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Ta Da!  My first batch of salsa!

 

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That really was soo easy, I will be making more again soon!

 

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For dessert, I kept with the end of summer theme whipping up a batch of S’mores Bars from Averie Cooks.

 

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I knew these bars looked spectacular and couldn’t wait to try them!

 

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But you do have to let them cool before you slice them!

 

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Or if you want to cut them immediately, place them in the freezer to cool for a few minutes.

 

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To drink, I made a sweet batch of White Wine Sangria.

 

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I just really hope that Cooper does not think he was helping me in the kitchen because I did all of the work!

 

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You can find Averie’s recipe for Soft and Gooey Loaded S’mores Bars on her blog!

This morning, the skies are still dark with booming thunder and bright flashes of lightening.  The BOY and I are thrilled to have a house full of leftovers (including sangria and s’mores bars).

 

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Mexican Breakfast

 

 

Simple Homemade Salsa

From My Frugal Adventure

 

Ingredients

6-8 fresh tomatoes

⅓ sweet onion roughly chopped

bunch of cilantro

1 jalapeno, deseeded and diced

1 lime

salt

3 cloves of garlic

 

Instructions

Roughly chop the tomato and place in a food processor or a blender.

Add the onion and cilantro and garlic.

Give the mixture a quick few chops in your mixer.

Slice one lime and squeeze the juice on top as well as a few pinches of salt and any other spices you want to add.

Add the pepper and blend.

For a chucky salsa you want to just do a few quick pulses in the food processer.

 

 

Thank you friends for an awesome evening!

We are looking forward to Fall Fiesta Part Tres in 2014!

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15 thoughts on “Fall Fiesta Part Dos

  1. Looks great!! I love making salsa! Mine is about the same as yours but I put a bell pepper and some radishes in it!! 🙂 I saw those Smores bars already and they looked delicious!! Yours looked great too!! I am glad you guys had a good time even though the weather was crappy!

  2. Two years ago, my hubby and I decided we wanted to have a garden. Since, we have a little humble garden just outside our sunroom attachment to our home. With bountiful amounts of tomatoes, we LOVE making salsa and, another favorite of ours: bruschetta. Those smores bars look delicious, as well!

    • Oh bruschetta is another great idea. I”m hoping for another big bag of tomatoes to make some gazpacho. I’m so jealous that you have even a small garden. I would love that! Thanks for the comment!

  3. yum you made some delicious-looking treats and eats! And I’m loving the looks of your Mexican breakfast. I tried a Mexican omelet once at a brunch place and I loved it!

    • They are soo good! I made another one this morning with corn salsa, tomato salsa, and avocado. It was AWESOME! One of the benefits for you of being back home as to be much better Mexican food : )

  4. So fun to have an end-of-summer BBQ with friends… great way to celebrate the season, despite the storms! And, that salsa… YUM. Fresh salsa with cilantro is the best!

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